FA Competitions drawn today

The FA Cup.
The FA Cup.

NORTH Shields FC have been given a home draw against Birtley in th Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup with Budweiser.

The draw was made by the FA at lunch time today, and also sees Whitley Bay travel to Bridlington on the same round and West Allotment Celtic host Selby Town which takes place on Saturday August 11.

The winners of the North Shields tie will go on to host Liversedge or West Auckland Town in the Preliminary Round on Saturday August 25, while the winners of the Whitley Bay tie will host Bedlington Terriers or Morpeth Town.

In the FA Carlsberg Vase, West Allotment Celtic will welcome Thackley in the First Round Qualifying on Saturday September 1, while North Shields will travel to Liversedge.

If North Shields progress they will travel to Shildon in the Second Round Qualifying, and if West Allotment win, they will face Celtic Nation or Birtley Town.